FNQ apprentices join national wage subsidy trial

The Morrison Government is offering regional and rural businesses a wage subsidy to take on new apprentices in Cairns and Far North Queensland with new apprentices signing up at 21 local businesses. Business that have signed up to the initiative include construction, hairdressers, butchers, electricians, painters and automotive. The $60 million Australian Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy…

Grant changes to allow more commemorative projects to be funded in Far North Queensland

Commemorative projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland may benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding increase meant extra opportunities for local projects across Cairns and Far North Queensland to commemorate their local military heroes. He said the…

Federal government to fund new marine vessel for Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers

The Cairns-based Yirrganydji Land and Sea Rangers will receive funding to purchase a boat so they can continue to monitor, preserve and improve sea country through marine surveillance and restoration. Funding of $270,000 for the purchase of a marine vessel will be delivered through the National Indigenous Australians Agency’s Capacity Building for Indigenous Rangers Strategy.…

Sikh Community

MR ENTSCH: This week I had the absolute honour of being invited to celebrate the 550th birthday of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of 10 Sikh gurus. It was the first time this special event has been celebrated in Parliament House. Guru Nanak preached the message…